What is the dark web?
The dark web is a hidden network of websites that you can’t find in regular search engines. Cybercriminals use the dark web to buy and sell stolen personal information like: Bank Account Numbers, Login Credentials, Passwords, SSN, and Email Addresses
Bank Account Numbers
Login Credentials and Passwords
Social Security Numbers
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What is dark web monitoring?
Stolen personal data, like Social Security numbers or email addresses, may end up on the dark web. CreditWise scans for your personal information and sends you an alert if we detect anything.1
HOW IT WORKS
Dark web scanning for your security
Just knowing about a potential threat can help you take action to protect your identity and finances. Our searches are thorough, reviewing thousands of sites, forums and marketplaces to help your sensitive information stay secure.1
TAKING DEFENSIVE STEPS
Stay ahead of identity theft
With your Social Security number and other personal information, an identity thief may be able to open a credit account, file a tax return or claim health insurance benefits in your name. If a password is compromised, you could be the victim of fraudulent purchases or other unauthorized account activity. That's why dark web scanning (and credit monitoring) put you ahead of threats that can compromise your financial well-being. We alert you, so you can take action right away to change passwords and prevent or minimize the damage.
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Change your passwords for financial accounts, email and anything associated with your compromised information
Cyber security experts recommend not repeating old passwords or using the same password on more than one account. The best passwords are complex and difficult to guess, including a series of letters, numbers and symbols.
Notify your banks, credit card issuers and other financial service providers
If a scan indicates that your account numbers have appeared on the dark web, contact your financial institution right away. Follow their guidance to protect your accounts.
Monitor your credit card and bank statements
If your account numbers appear on the dark web, check your account statements carefully. If there is any questionable activity on your accounts, notifying the financial institution right away may absolve you of liability for fraudulent charges.
Close credit card or bank accounts that have been compromised
If you are sure one of your accounts has been compromised on the dark web, it is a good idea to close the account. Closing the compromised account will render the account useless to identity thieves.
Learn More About Dark Web Monitoring
What is the Dark Web and What Does It Mean for You?
What Does it Mean to Have Your Identity Stolen?
Dealing with Identity Theft